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History marks countless events including wars, discoveries, political events and many others. Let’s find out few of the important events that occurred between December 28th and January 3rd.
Here’s a synopsis of historical events of this week beginning December 28th.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on December 28.
1612: Galileo Galilei became the first Astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, but he mistakenly recorded it as a fixed star.
1767: King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1816: American Colonisation Society was founded.
1828: 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, approximately 30,000 killed.
1836: Spain recognises independence of Mexico.
1849: M Jolly-Belin discovered dry-cleaning; he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect.
1867: United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside continental limits.
1902: Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US.
1908: Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (around 80,000 killed).
1937: Fascist Octavian Goga becomes Prime Minister of Romania; begins spread of Judaism.
1945: The US Congress officially recognised the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ to the Flag.
1973: US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into Law.
1985: Warring Lebanese Muslim and Christian leaders sign peace agreement.
2007: Nepal declared a Federal Democratic Republic by interim Parliament, abolishing the Monarchy.
2012: Vladimir Putin signs anti-US adoption Bill.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on December 29.
1778: British capture Savannah, Georgia.
1845: Then President of US, James Polk signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.
1835: The Treaty of New Echota was signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee East of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1890: US Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.
1911: Sun-Yat-Sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
1911: Mongolia gained independence from the Qing Dynasty.
1940: World War II- Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London.
1970: Occupational Safety and Health Act of US was signed into law by then President, Richard Nixon.
1984: Then Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi claimed victory in Parliamentary elections.
2012: Around 200 people were executed by the Syrian Army in Homs.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on December 30.
1816: The Treaty of Saint Louis was proclaimed.
1893: Russia signs military accord with France.
1922: The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was established through the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation.
1947: King Michael of Romania was forced to abdicate after the Communists seized power.
1993: Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement in mutual recognition, seeking to end 2,000 years of unfriendly Christian-Jewish relationship.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on December 31.
1600: British East India Company was chartered.
1781: Bank of North America, the first bank in the US received its charter from the Confederation Congress.
1879: Thomas Edison provided the first public demonstration of his Electric Incandescent Lamp at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1944: Hungary declared war on Germany.
1978: The US ends official relations with Nationalist China.
1999: The US transferred the control of Panama Canal to Panama.
2009: A blue Moon and lunar eclipse occurred on the same day.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on January 1.
1502: Portugese explorers landed at Guanabara Bay on the coast of South America and named it Rio de Janeiro.
1801: Ireland was added to Great Britain by an Act of Union thus creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1861: President-elect of the US, Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate States unlawful.
1901: The Commonwealth of Australia was founded as six former British colonies became six states with Edmund Barton as the first Prime Minister.
1942: Then President of US, Franklin D Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue a declaration signed by representatives of 26 countries, known as the United Nations.
1979: China and US established diplomatic relations.
1999: Eleven European nations- Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain began using a single European currency, the Euro.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on January 2.
1776: The Continental Congress publishes the Troy Act.
1788: Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1905: The Russians surrendered to the Japanese after the Battle of Port Arthur during the Russian-Japanese War.
1980: US and Russia detente ended.
Here are few important historical events listed chronologically that occurred on January 3.
1959: Alaska was admitted as the 49th US state.
1961: The US served diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1993: Then US President, George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the Start-II (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks) Treaty, eliminating about two-thirds of each country’s long range nuclear weapons.
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